FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2013


Policy Council Welcomes New Members       

Laredo, TX –The Policy Council of TMC’s Migrant Seasonal Head Start program held their first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 18, 2013 in Laredo, TX.

The TMC Policy Council consists of twenty one members (21) from the eight states where TMC has centers, one board liaison, plus five community representatives representing the Wintergarden region, the Rio Grande Valley region, the Western region, the Mid-West region, the Indiana region, the Ohio region and UMOS Wisconsin Delegate agency.

The Policy Council welcomed new members Alberto Salazar representing the Indiana Region migrant parent; Elena Barrera representing the Wintergarden Region migrant parent; Rosa Ramos representing the Rio Grande Valley Region migrant parent; Nancy Ruiz Niño representing the Wintergarden Region seasonal parent; Jacqueline Rodriguez representing the Wintergarden Region migrant parent; Aura Gonzalez representing the Rio Grande Valley Region migrant parent; Imelda Cano representing the Rio Grande Valley Region migrant parent; Adriana Suarez representing the Rio Grande Valley Region migrant parent; Alicia C. Gomez representing the Western Region seasonal parent; Yesica Acosta representing the Western Region migrant parent; Mariana Martinez representing the Ohio Region seasonal parent; Beatriz Montano representing the Mid-West Region migrant parent; and, Patricia Lira representing the UMOS Delegate Agency migrant parent; Susan Amstutz representing Indiana region community representative.

Serving another year on the Policy Council are Yvonne Charles representing the Wintergarden region migrant parent; Juan Arevalo representing Rio Grande Valley Region community representative; Rosa Olivarez representing Wintergarden Region migrant parent; Maria Tovar representing Rio Grande Valley Region seasonal parent; Yolanda Tapia representing Rio Grande Valley Region migrant parent; Dr. Michael Quintanilla representing Wintergarden Region community representative; and Bonnie L. McCourt representing Ohio Region community representative.

At this meeting, the Policy Council elected a new slate of officers for 2013. Elected to the leadership of the Council is Alberto Salazar - President; Yvonne Charles - Vice-President; Rosa Ramos - Treasurer; Alicia Gomez –Secretary; and Juan Arevalo - Sergeant at Arms. Jane Garling will serve as Liaison to the Board of Directors.

For more information contact Edna Valdez at 956-722-5174.

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Contact:  Edna Valdez                                         (956) 722-5174